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Marc Murphy eyes Round 20 return

  • Marc Murphy eyes Round 20 return

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21: Marc Murphy of the Blues compete for the ball during the round nine AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Carlton Blues at Etihad Stadium on May 21, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Injured Carlton captain Marc Murphy is eyeing a return to AFL in round 20, when the Blues take on St Kilda.

The skipper strained ligaments in his right ankle in the Blues' round-10 win over Geelong but initially hoped he'd only miss a few weeks.

"Over the last four or five weeks people have been calling me `Mark three weeks away Murphy'," he told RSN radio on Wednesday.

"I've started to run now and [am] stepping that up. It depends how I go over the next week or two, how I pull up and how I get through ball training."

Returning for the round 19-clash against Hawthorn would be a big ask but Murphy hopes to be right for the St Kilda game on August 7.

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